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The Civil War

The Civil War
This data visualization was created in April 2012, by Eli Rosen, as the final project for Golan Levin's course Interactive Art and Computational Design at Carnegie Mellon University. Data was sourced from and wikipedia. The project was built using JavaScript as well as the Google Maps API. The visualization provides a visual interface for exploring the Civil War chronologically, geographically, and by the numbers. Adjust the sliders on the timeline and explore the map. Includes all casualties accounted for in the data sources, including the number killed, wounded, and captured or missing.

Exploring the Perspectives of the Civil War by Patricia Ramsey, This WebQuest focuses on students exploring the different perspectives of the American Civil War, and creating three different writing pieces. There are many causes of the American Civil War. The leading cause resulted in the tension between the North and the South over the issue of slavery. The other main causes are the Compromise of 1850, the differences between the Northern and the Southern economies, the argument of the legality of slavery and states rights, and Secession. In this WebQuest you will listen and read about the treatment of slaves, how the Southern plantation owners felt over slavery and its impact in their economy, and the position that the North and South held on the resulting causes of the Civil War.

Interactive Art and Computational Design, Spring 2012 » Eli Rosen – Final Project – Civil War This interactive data visualization allows for self-directed exploration of the battles of the American Civil War. The aim was to facilitate an understanding of the conflict on multiple scales from the entire war to a single battle. The interactive data visualization is live at Here are a few screenshots of the web application: Here is a video of the web application: Inspiration

Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga Sherpa Guides > Civil War > Sidebars > The Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga The Battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga Chickamauga was the biggest battle fought in the Western Theater, and the bloodiest, with more than 34,000 casualties. The name for the muddy creek comes from the Cherokee, and has been translated to mean the "river of death." U.S. American Slave Narratives From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms. Their narratives remain a peerless resource for understanding the lives of America's four million slaves. What makes the WPA narratives so rich is that they capture the very voices of American slavery, revealing the texture of life as it was experienced and remembered.

Civil War Webquest IntroductionIt is 3:30 a.m. in the middle of the night. You have just woken up from a long and strange night of sleep. You have been learning about the Civil War in school, and last night you dreamt that you were fighting in civil war battles, talking to soldiers, and listening to President Lincoln give an Address at Gettysburg. Suddenly, you hear a knock outside of your window. OECD – Your Better Life Index Average personal index for Germany, men, 15–24 How’s life? There is more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics – This Index allows you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life.

Civil War Photographs: The Mathew Brady Bunch - Lesson Plans Back to Lesson Plans Lesson Overview The Civil War was the first American war thoroughly caught on film. Mathew Brady and his crew of photographers captured many images of this divisive war, ranging from portraits to battle scenes. These photographs--over 1,000--are in Selected Civil War Photographs 1861-1865 in American Memory. Students become reporters, assigned to sort through these photographs and find one that will bring the war alive to their readers.

Primary Source Sets - For Teachers Teachers Abraham Lincoln: Rise to National Prominence Speeches, correspondence, campaign materials and a map documenting the free and slave states in 1856 chronicle Lincoln’s rise to national prominence American Authors in the Nineteenth Century: Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow, Stowe, and PoeA selection of Library of Congress primary sources exploring the topic of American authors in the nineteenth century, including Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Edgar Allan Poe. This set also includes a Teacher's Guide with historical context and teaching suggestions Assimilation through EducationPhotos, early film footage, federal government reports, cartoons, and maps tell the complex tale of the efforts to assimilate Native Americans through education Baseball: Across a Divided SocietySong sheets, video clips, images, trading cards, and photographs tell the story of how baseball emerged as the American national pastime. Top

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